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RRP and availability of the Sigma USB dock and first review/sample pictures for the 30mm f1.4 art

The hotly debated USB-Dock by Sigma, said to render all new lenses programmable, will be available in stores at the end of April. Different from what others feared, the dock will be sold over the counter for a reasonable €49. The only thing missing now is appropriate art/contemporary/sports lenses by Sigma and the tuning and ...

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Planking 2.0: Hadoukening und Vadering

What I love about the internet is the way it connects people in a way that allows collective brainstorming for practically any crackpot idea of one individual which then results in a merry mass phenomenon. Just as with children at play, it begins with innocent monkey business that evolves into something constructive over the course ...

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The incredible photos of George Eastman House Museum

The internet keeps amazing me every day anew. For a hobby photographer, it is just like a river full of life to an angler. No sooner than the fishing rod is tossed, a catch is made 😉 . Thanks to a short article on popphoto.com, I took notice of a stunning Flickr-collection by the George ...

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On the move with the DP2m again at last

Even though it’s still twelve days until we can officially bid farewell to winter, the previous week here in Serbia has been anything but hibernal. 15 to 20 degrees, sunny, sheer dolce vita. In weather like this, it is easy to dedicate oneself to photography and other outdoor-activities again.Barbecuing benefits the body as well as ...

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Comparison: Sigma DP2m vs Sigma SD1 & 30mm f1.4

Both the Sigma DP2m and SD1 are fine cameras which appeal to different target groups and which reach top forms under different conditions. The DP2m is a compact camera capable of astonishing image quality – the full format for the jacket pocket, so to speak. This compactness comes with disadvantages as well, lenses cannot be ...

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Snapping shots on the ISS

Despite gigantic progress during the last years in the realm of sensor technology, situations still exist where even the most advanced equipment reaches the limit of its capacity. Just think about darkness and/or fast moving motifs – i.e. a running person at poor street lighting. All of us know it, the ISO-setting increases as quickly ...

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Tip: Laura Zalenga’s 1001 Strangers

Admittedly, portraits of strangers in public spaces are old hat. I seem to recall seeing similar projects by users on the DSLR-forum years ago. What I particularly liked about the kwerfeldein-article on “1001 Strangers” were Laura’s (both in GER) thoughts on the project.  © Laura Zalenga © Laura Zalenga Don’t get me wrong, the photos are awesome, just not ...

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Sigma DP2 Merrill at a second glance

As one of the few cameras on the market with a large sensor that has a perfectly tuned fixed focal length lens, the DP2m is a photographic tool which boundaries need to be explored slowly. Which aperture range is ideal, how high can one adjust the sensitivity, which motifs fit it especially well? Answers to ...

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2000 comments! Yay!

On Holy Saturday the Fotogenerell-blog has been commented for the 2000th time! A little more than two months ago, the blog had been visited for the 300.000th time, which is thrilling and fulfils me with happiness, but Fotogenerell would be a lonely, desolate place without the people who not only take time to read but ...

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Wildlife photography another way: Anup Shah’s Serengeti Spy

Reading along in photo-forums, one soon realizes what really matters in the realm of wildlife-photography: long focal length, large aperture, preferably light and cheap. The typical photographer taking pictures of wild animals might want to do this from a safe distance, on the one hand not to disturb the animals and on the other hand ...

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